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Autumn Tips and Tricks

It can be the best of times; it can be the worst of times. Autumn, that is. The last months of the trout fishing season can be as good as any other, particularly if the beetles and jassids make an appearance in numbers, or if the mayfly dribble on into the gloaming of the season.  However if the winter rains come early, and the snow and sleet crash the party, it can be incredibly miserable as well. But perhaps the best saving grace for this time of year is that the water is still warm enough to get things moving insect wise, the trout still remember how to look up for food, and the bigger trout are getting very aggressive prior to spawning. By mixing up a variety of techniques over the days fishing, success can be almost assured. Almost!

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Bronte-Fly-fishing-school-January-2014-aBRONTE FLY FISHING SCHOOL 2016

The Devonport Fly Fishing Club (Inc) will once again be holding their annual Fly Fishing School at Bronte Lagoon in the Tasmanian Central Highlands from the 10th to the 15th of January 2016.

In existence now for over 20 years the School has been acknowledged as an excellent forum for the beginner or total novice to learn Fly Fishing.

At a cost of $150 per student, for the five day course, it represents excellent value. Many students choose to attend with their families leading to a great social time together and many new friendships. The club actively promotes the enrolment of women in the course. Junior anglers are also welcome provided they are under adult supervision.

Students who undertake the course will be required to supply all their own angling gear and if choosing to camp on the site will need to be self-sufficient. The club will supply instruction marquees, camp sites, and porta loos. Showers are available at the nearby Bronte Park Highland Village. They also offer accommodation for those that choose not to camp on site.

Students are well supported by experienced instructors and a comprehensive program to help fast track the learning experience. There are also many social opportunities, a highlight being a Spit Roast dinner on the final night.

Some of the topics covered include Water and Wading Safety, Tackle Setup, Fly Types and Selection, Knots & Leaders, What Trout Eat/Entomology, Casting Techniques, Reading Lakes and Streams and Fly Tying.

Students from previous years are encouraged to come back as Return Students. There is a separate syllabus which will enable them to take that next step and follow on from the previous year’s learning. The Return Students fee is $70.

Camp information and enrolment forms can also be found at:

Any inquires or questions can be directed to one of the following;
​John Hepburn​​ 64245113
Barry Jacobson​ 0409 947 185
Wayne Bellette ​0418 138 672

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